KENNARD — The town board has a new member.
Holly Lee was sworn in at Wednesday's town board meeting. Board member Carolyn Roberts explained that Lee is replacing Shannon Dickerson, who recently resigned.
A member of the community wrote in and asked if the town could remove a tree stump on his property. Even though the tree is technically in Stan Chamber's yard, that part of the property is owned by the town. Part of the tree was removed last year after a storm knocked it down.
Not only is that tree an issue, but there is another tree on the same street that is a concern. One of its limbs broke off last month and the board does not want other limbs to fall on anyone in the future.
It was determined that the tree that had a limb break off last month is too large to safely bring down. According to town board president Jason Groce, if the town were to decide it should come down bucket trucks would need to be brought in to help with the effort.
"We're constantly cleaning the trees out of the road there and when [the tree] comes down, it's going to be a big mess in the middle of the road," Grose said.
No action was taken regarding the trees at Wednesday's meeting.
It also was announced there will be two fundraisers over the next month to benefit the Kennard Volunteer Fire Department.
From 5 to 7 p.m. July 18 and Aug. 8, the Papa John's truck will be selling pizza outside Town Hall. Twenty percent of the proceeds will be given back to the fire department.